Hard copies of the December 2013 Valley Voice have been delivered to all households in “Lower Highbury”. For those in “Upper Highbury” here is a link to a PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4AsPP6ZAl99bm40Nl9DOEgtQ1JWY0dhd3pZVVh1ZUxpUFBr/edit?usp=sharing
Kaka and lead
Interesting press release from Zealandia about kaka and lead-head nails: http://www.visitzealandia.com/news-item/kakalead/ Take home message: don’t feed kaka unless you want them to get lead poisoning….
Cats and native birds
During November there was considerable debate in the Highbury eGroup about the interactions between cats and native birds. Current best practice is to keep cats indoors during the daytime – when native birds are active and foraging, and let cats out at night when rats and mice are about. In Australia the advice is to keep cats indoors at night because they have nocturnal marsupials….
Plantings near Zealandia fence
Trees that can grow tall pose a threat to the biosecurity of the Zealandia reserve. Recently plantings of kahikatea have been discovered near the Zealandia boundary fence in George Denton Park. More details here: http://www.highbury.org.nz/plantings-near-the-zealandia-perimeter-fence/
Check out the following local eating spots:
Rata Cafe at Zealandia: http://www.visitzealandia.com/what-is-zealandia/the-experience/rata-cafe/
Aro Cafe: http://www.arocoffee.co.nz/the_cafe.html
Kelburn Normal School Centenary Celebrations
Planning is well underway to celebrate 100 years of Kelburn Normal School over the weekend of 16-18 May 2014. Be part of the celebrations – register your interest now. Go to: http://www.kelburnnormal.school.nz
Do you have a transistor radio and spare batteries? In a major disaster the power will probably be out – and the only way to get updates will be through a battery powered radio.
Music Lessons in Highbury
Get your child off the screen and into the band!
Bassoon lessons are available in Highbury with an experienced teacher and orchestral musician. Suitable for 8 to 15 years.
The bassoon is a terrific woodwind instrument – every orchestra needs two. Worth considering as a second instrument for a keen student who enjoys the piano and wants to give band or orchestra a go, or for a beginner with a bit of potential to go further.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 475 7101.
Messy house? Sounds like you need a cleaner!
Let me help. My name is Brontë Jefferies and I am a “cleaning whiz”. I currently clean several homes in Wellington and am looking to expand my client base.
I am an experienced, hardworking and honest worker, and I can make your home spic and span.
$20 p/h, plus discounts to all those who book me for regular work.
Call, text or email today. 027 873 2629 email@example.com
Houses for sale in Highbury
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Highbury Facebook page
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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